Spring Forward with Winter Classes

Whether you need to catch up or want to get ahead, the College of Fine Arts offers many classes during winter intersession. Lighten your spring semester load, catch up on UK Core classes, take a prereq, or explore something new.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

AAD 521 NONPROFIT BOARD GOVERNANCE

The concept of governance is critical in the nonprofit sector. Governing boards are a vital component for the success of nonprofit organizations. AAD 521 Nonprofit Board Governance is designed to provide an understanding of how a nonprofit is governed through a volunteer board of directors. In this course, students will explore the fundamentals of governance, trusteeship, and leadership in nonprofit organizations, with special emphasis on the legal, fiduciary, and ethical responsibilities of nonprofit boards. In addition, students will discuss some of the challenges of board governance in the 21st century and ways to make their leadership role more effective. 5-week option for graduate students or seniors.

AAD 531 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, PROMOTION, AND BRANDING IN THE ARTS

For most people, social media has become a place for news, networking, and keeping in touch. Today's arts organizations have a golden opportunity to tap into this hybrid form of word-of-mouth marketing to promote their own brands, share news and events, and tap into the wants and needs of their patrons. In this course, students will learn the foundations of social media marketing through platform selection, content management, and posting techniques. Additionally, students will explore how to engage with an online audience and encourage user generated content by using various tools and techniques. Lastly, students will learn to read analytical data received from online engagement with digital marketing content. 5-week option for graduate students or seniors.


ART & VISUAL STUDIES

A-E 200 WORKSHOP IN DESIGN EDUCATION FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (George Szekely)

A lecture-laboratory course that explores and analyzes concepts in the visual arts and examines how these concepts might be used to improve and enhance learning opportunities in the visual arts and in various disciplines for elementary students. For College of Education students.

A-S 130 DRAWING (Rae Goodwin)

A-S 130 is an introductory studio course focused on drawing through observation. Students learn the mechanisms of visual perception, how individual components of a drawing relate to the organization of the composition as a whole. Each student develops not only observational skills rooted in traditional drawing media for realistic renderings, but also gradually builds strategies, concepts, and ideas for abstraction. Students will advance their knowledge of light, tones, composition and increase their ability to see and perceive the world around them. This studio course is essential for any student who wants to visually communicate in art studio, design, digital media and art education.

A-S 200 DIGITAL ART (Rachel Moser)

This course provides fundamental instruction in software as a creative tool for image making. Students will learn the basics of digital collage and drawing through use of software and formal qualities of composition. Lectures about the varied digital art practices will provide an overview of historical and contemporary digital art practice. This studio course is essential for any student who wants to visually communicate in art studio, design, digital media and art education.

A-S 280 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERACY (Carey Gough)

Students are introduced to photography, through both the study of its history and the practice of making photographs. The historical portion will focus on both photographic literacy and aesthetics. The practice will take students through various styles, genres and technical aspects of the medium. Great class for anyone looking for UK Creative Core!

A-S 340 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN, MEANING, AND IMAGE (Rachel Moser)

An introductory digital-media studio course in graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on the study of typography, illustration, and layout design, as well as the social, political, and historical impact of graphic design. Technical and theoretical issues pertinent to the field will be presented.


MUSIC

MUS 100 INTRO TO MUSIC (Mary Margaret Zrull)

A study of the elements of music as they apply to the listening experience; designed for the non music major with no prior knowledge of music. Emphasis will be placed upon developing an awareness and understanding of musical styles from the Renaissance to the present. Music majors may not use this course to fulfill either General Studies, University Studies, or music history requirements. Great class for anyone looking for UK Humanities Core!

MUS 130 PERFORMING WORLD MUSIC (Erin Walker)

This course fulfills three Arts and Creativity credit hours in the UK Core curricular framework. Through lectures, class discussions, and participation in ensemble rehearsals, students will be introduced to the musical traditions and performance practice of several world cultures. The class will also introduce elements of ethnomusicological study, and promote a better understanding of the way creativity and the arts (music, dance, theater) function within each society. Great class for anyone looking for UK Creative Core!

MUS 140 ACOUSTICS OF MUSIC (Diana Deen)

In this class you will investigate the basic principles relating to the nature and production of musical sound. An understanding of these principles will enable you to make meaningful comparisons among sounds, appreciate how the characteristics of sound are dependent on the way it is created, and apply your knowledge in making health conscious decisions concerning the sound environment in which you live. In addition, you will gain some understanding of the acoustical principles in the design of instruments and performance spaces. Great class for anyone looking for UK Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences Core!

MUS 170 THEORY I - ELEMENTARY AURAL THEORY (Robert Jeter)

Development of aural responsiveness to all elements of music, and of sightsinging techniques as an aid to music comprehension and performance.

MUS 171 THEORY I - ELEMENTARY WRITTEN THEORY (Will Chandler)

The acquisition of harmonic vocabulary and development of part-writing techniques, elementary counterpoint, free composition, and analysis.

MUS 174 THEORY FOR NON-MAJORS (Clint Linkmeyer)

An introduction to the basic materials of musical organization, focusing on music reading, rudiments of notation, pitch, scale, tonal, and rhythmic organization, melodic construction, simple harmonic vocabulary, and beginning aural training. Individual composition and improvisation exercises are used to approach much of this material. Ability to read music is not a prerequisite.

MUS 222 CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN ROCK MUSIC (David Boyd)

Through lectures, discussions, and class participation in musical activities, students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of rock music, the artists and stylistic periods in rock history, and the cultural and social issues rock has raised in the United States. The class will promote a better understanding of the way creativity impacts rock lyrics, compositional processes, and will also introduce elements of ethnomusicology to study issues of rock’s creative presentation of identity, gender, race, sexuality, and ethnicity. Great class for anyone looking for UK Creative Core!

MUS 270 THEORY II - AURAL THEORY (Beth Woodall)

Development of aural responsiveness to all elements of music, and of sightsinging techniques as an aid to music comprehension and performance.

MUS 271 THEORY II - WRITTEN THEORY (Jennifer Campbell)

A continuation of the acquisition of harmonic vocabulary and development of part-writing techniques, elementary counterpoint, free composition, and analysis.

MUS 330 MUSIC IN THE WORLD - GLOBAL K-POP (Donna Kwon)

This course examines the music of a chosen country or region of the world. The study of the historical, stylistic, theoretical, and functional aspects of the music will be related to the socio-historical, philosophical and other cultural aspects of the people in that country or region. Great class for anyone looking for UK Global Dynamics Core!

MUS 578 ANALYSIS AND STYLE SURVEY (Kevin Holm-Hudson)

Studies in analytical terminology and methodology; survey of major stylistic practices of Western music.


THEATRE & DANCE

TA 150 CREATIVITY AND THE ART OF DESIGN & PRODUCTION (Heather Brown)

A comprehensive exploration of the basic organizational structure, processes and techniques involved in theatre design and technology. Great option for UK Core.

TAD 140 INTRO TO DANCE (Susie Thiel)

This course will provide students with an introduction to the history, theory and principles of dance as a cultural and aesthetic form of expression. The class will provide students with fundamentals of movement while providing an opportunity to express themselves creatively through the use of improvisation, composition, and choreography. Great option for UK Core.


The last day for admission is Friday, December 4. For more about Winter Intersession visit https://www.uky.edu/registrar/winter-intersession.